Bitter Arctic blast grips the country

Temperatures plunge as cold air and dangerous wind chills hit the Midwest and Northeast.
0:58 | 02/15/20

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We will also have an alarming report coming up on the flu virus that has killed thousands so far this season. For now though we want to turn to the arctic blast hitting the midwest and northeast. Rob is out in times square with more on that, rob, good morning. Good morning. It's middle of February now. We should have turned the corners as far as the cold air but it's been so mild this cold snap is a shock to the system. You can see my breath with the windchill in the single digits. Even colder as you go a little farther inland. Yesterday was the coldest Valentine's day in over 70 years. In Chicago, Rockford, Illinois, seeing the coldest on record. We do have milder air shaping in. Temperatures will struggle to get to the freezing mark across these stays, but tomorrow we do go at or above average. But looking ahead beyond that don't put the heavy coat away just yet because temperatures Thursday morning with the next arctic blast plunge back to where they were yesterday and today. Reminding us it is still winter. Dan, back inside to you. I was just going to say that. It is February.

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